Challengers File in All Mississippi Congressional Races

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

All four of Mississippi's U.S. House members will have opponents on the ballot this year.

Candidates were facing a qualifying deadline at 5 p.m. Monday.

In north Mississippi's 1st District, three Republicans and four independents had filed by mid-Monday, while incumbent Travis Childers was the only Democrat.

In the Delta's 2nd District, there were three Republicans and Democratic incumbent Bennie Thompson. One of the Republicans is Bill Marcy of Meridian.

In the central 3rd District, two Democrats and Republican incumbent Gregg Harper had filed.

In the southern 4th District, there were two Republicans and Democratic incumbent Gene Taylor.

Party primaries are June 1 and the general election is Nov. 2.

The list of Mississippi Congressional candidates are as follows:

Independent Candidates:
A.G. Baddley, Hernando, District One
Les Green, Hernando, District One
Rick “Rico” Hoskins, Batesville, District One
Wally Pang, Batesville, District One

Constitution Party:
Gail Giaramita, Lake Cormorant, District One

Democratic Party:
Travis W. Childers, Booneville, District One
Bennie G. Thompson, Bolton, District Two
Joel L. Gill, Pickens, District Three
James D. Jackson, Brandon, District Three
Shawn O’Hara, Hattiesburg, District Three
Gene Taylor, Bay St. Louis, District Four

Libertarian:
Harold M. Taylor, Hernando, District One
Kenneth “Tim” Hampton, Hattiesburg, District Four

Reform Party:
Barbara Dale Washer, Hattiesburg, District One
Ashley Norwood, Canton, District Two
Tracella Lou O’Hara Hill, Petal, District Three
Anna Jewel Revies, Hattiesburg, District Four

Republican Party:
Angela McGlowan, Oxford, District One
Alan Nunnelee, Tupelo, District One
Henry Ross, Eupora, District One
Bill Marcy, Meridian, District Two
Richard Cook, Byram, District Two
George Bailey, Clinton, District Two
Gregg Harper, Pearl, District Three
Steven Palazzo, Biloxi, District Four
Joe Tegerdine, Petal, District Four


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  • by Lynn Location: Meridian on Mar 1, 2010 at 12:58 PM
    Yep- we gotta clean house! This mess in Washington is ridiculous! The current congress isn't listening to the tax payers- they are listening to the tax consumers. But, just remember dear congressmen- the tax PAYORS are the ones who will be out to vote in record numbers! I am so glad to see so many people on the upcoming ballot. Now fellow Mississippi citizens- choose carefully! Find the candidates that are conservative and know what the founders of our great nation had in mind for us- Free Market (NOT free govt. cheese!!)
  • by Wayne Location: county on Mar 1, 2010 at 11:18 AM
    Great opportunity to CLEAN house. We need new congressmen and new senators. To much bickering and not enough working for the common tax payer. Send a message, and if the new ones don't catch on, REPLACE them until we find someone who really cares!!!
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